"Leach’s new works explode with abstract energy, new vigour and freedom after an extended European sojourn. Her approach is intuitive - she paints autonomously, free from external influence - avoiding subject and genre yet there is structure, line and rhythm. Her mark making skills are strong as she plays with swirls, splashes and drips - perhaps evoking Pollock and Kandinsky'.
My ongoing interest is around the concept of mark-making as a mode of expression. This in turn has evolved into an exploration around lines; different types of lines, what they can communicate and express. Consider the fragility and ephemerality of thin lines; the strength and solidity of thick lines; curved lines express fluid movement, whether it is calm or dynamic; lines that are horizontal or vertical appear stable; diagonal lines appear unbalanced, filled with restless energy. Perhaps falling over? Perhaps floating?